Dedworth Middle School

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The School is closed on Monday 5th of January due to heavy snow

Headteachers Blog

Welcome to the Headteachers blog. We hope that you enjoyed the first issue of our newsletter in the new format and that you continue to appreciate the fantastic opportunities that the pupils at the school experience both in and out of the classroom and school.

Last week saw the first of our Parent Forum meetings where we jointly outlined some of the areas where we would like to work together to drive the school forward, including the Expansion plans, school meals, homework and a number of other topics.

You will see that Year 5 have had the opportunity to visit the Victorian Classroom at Reading Museum where they enjoyed some historic school equipment like a slate and chalk, wooden benches, lift up desks and a “real” Victorian teacher.

On Wednesday this week all the pupils were involved in the Expeditions Pioneer Program with Google, where they were exploring the world in virtual reality through Google technology. Pupils examined the Seven Wonders of the World, under the ocean and some major cities and land features. The day lead to excellent descriptive work, poetry and written accounts of the pupils’ experiences from around the world. Thank you to Zoe and Spencer for their work used in our newsletter.

Year 7 and 8 have done a great job in collecting and filling shoe boxes for the Samaritans Appeal, helping children less fortunate than themselves with some essential equipment and presents that they would not have otherwise. They have now all been packed up ready for shipping.

The PE department continue to be as busy as ever and we have started a new club with girls from Windsor Girls School coming in to support our children reading. Both our pupils and the girls will really benefit from this support and we look forward to seeing real improvement in the children’s reading. Of course nothing is more supportive for your child than reading with them every day no matter what age they are.

Finally I am sure that you will join me in congratulating Mr and Mrs Pearce on the birth of their daughter on Sunday 20th November. We wish them all well.

Don’t forget the Christmas Fayre next Tuesday 6th December 3pm-5pm, we look forward to seeing you there.